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Mentz Family History

Mentz Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Menz.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Lentz, Montz, Bentz, Mantz, Menz, Sentz, Jentz, Entz, Menth, Dentz

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Where is the Mentz family from?

You can see how Mentz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mentz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mentz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Mentz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Mentz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mentz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mentz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mentz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mentz. 16% of Mentz men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Mentz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mentz were Truck Driver and House Work.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • House Work
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Mentz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mentz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mentz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Mentz. For the veterans among your Mentz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mentz lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Mentz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Mentz in 1948 was 56, and 64 in 2004.

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